SAVE A CHILD'S LIFE: Foster parents are needed in our community to provide safe, loving homes to children in need. The Bair Foundation is offering fast track foster parent training from June 28 to July 20. Call Adrienne at (910) 202-9337 for more information.
EVERYBODY IN THE ... The City of Wilmington's three swimming pools (Legion, 2131 Carolina Beach Road, 910-341-7863; Robert Strange, 410 S. 10th, 910-341-7864; Northside, 750 Bess Street, 910-341-7865) open May 25. Pool fees are $2 for adults and $1 for kids. The Splash Pad at Northside is free of charge.
ICE HOCKEY TRYOUTS: The Wilmington Icehawks are holding tryouts for a competitive travel hockey program for kids ages 9 to 17. Scheduled for May 29 and June 9 at the Wilmington Ice House, the cost is $10 to $15 per person. Email Rich Brouwer for more information.
FREE SUMMER CAMPS: The City of Wilmington offers free summer camps for rising 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders (Academic Enrichment), and for girls grades 6 through 8 (Leadership). Call (910) 341-4633 for more information.
CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCED: While the North Carolina Symphony's 3rd Annual Stars & Stripes concert is scheduled for July 2 at Kenan Auditorium, the acclaimed musical ensemble has also announced its 2013-2014 five-concert series in Wilmington, which includes The Music of John Williams, Dvořák's 7th Symphony, and Strauss & Mozart. Subscriptions are available online. Meanwhile, the NCS is teaming up with the music of Radiohead (June 5) and appearing with Bela Fleck (Sept. 24) for concerts at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. Call (919) 733-2750 for tickets.
SEAFOOD FUNDRAISER: Tickets for the 3rd Annual Shrimparoo, scheduled for June 1, are now on sale. All proceeds benefit the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society as they preserve and promote the history of Wilmington and surrounding areas. Tickets are $30, and can be reserved by calling (910) 762-0492.
SHARK ATTACK: The Wilmington Sharks open their home baseball season on May 29 with a game against Fayetteville in a Coastal Plain League matchup at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium. You can see the full home schedule here.